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Cala Vista the Sunny Slice of Italy by the sea and stunning new dining destination at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam.

Cala Vista, the sunny slice of Italy by the sea and stunning new dining destination at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, is now open.  

The perfect haven for long lazy lunches, refreshing drinks and relaxed late-night feasts, Cala Vista whisks guests away to the picturesque and alluring Italian south coast. Set against the backdrop of the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the charming venue will showcase Italian artistry with its delectable menu and lively day to night ambiance.  

Celebrating nostalgic flavours and reimagined classics, Head Chef Luca Crostelli serves up a carefully crafted menu that presents a hearty and comforting mix of traditional Italian dishes. With over 14 years of culinary experience, Chef Luca Crostelli, son of Jumeirah Al Qasr’s very own award-winning Chef Beatrice Segoni of Pierchic, aims to stay grounded in his Italian heritage, ensuring that every bite has guests craving for more.  

Designed for sharing and creating everlasting memories, guests can savour the likes of Carpaccio Di Manzo, Tagliere Cala Vista, Crudo Di Orata and Fritto Misto to start. With the option for gluten-free dough, diners can next explore a delicious selection of wood-fired pizza with flavours such as La Burrata, La Picante and La Carpaccio Di Manzo. Mains feature an array of specialty homemade pasta with highlights including Gnudi Ricotta E Spinaci, Tortelloni Alla Norma, Chitarrine All’astice and Tagliolini Al Limone. Signature dishes include the perfectly cooked Dentice Alla Griglia, Polpette Della Nonna and Orecchio Di Elefante.  

To end, guests can choose from a variety of tempting desserts such as the mouth-watering Il Limone served with Amalfi lemon sorbet, lemon cream, crumble, and a basil jelly, and the showstopping signature Tiramisu, prepared fresh at the table and guaranteed to be the best in the city! 

Cala Vista’s enticing list of seaside cocktails perfectly complements the menu with an intriguing line-up, featuring an extensive selection of Negronis, including the legendary house Negroni and Negroni Tropicale as well asrefreshing homemade spritz, such as the classic Aperol Spritz, Basilico Spritz, Limoncello Spritz and Cala Paloma.  In addition, non-alcoholic cocktails, spirits, and a lengthy wine list, starring Italian grape varieties, ensure every meal is perfectly elevated.  

Set amongst olives trees, rustic interiors and picturesque surroundings, the stunning venue is perfect for soaking up the warm sun, watching the every-changing colours of the horizon or even celebrating the late hours of the night.